Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Togo instead of Belarus, you would:

Health

be 65.7% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 5.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

live 7.6 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

make 91.0% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

be 9.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 92.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 36.1% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

be 11.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Togo, 27% of the population do.

be 84.1% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 36.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo compared to Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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